If you've ever laughed your way through Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. King draws on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to trace Roger’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. An engaging story, rich in detail and a definitive portrait of a beloved figure.
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .
When a New York City of the near future is submerged by rising waters, the residents rapidly adapt the thriving metropolis until it becomes a vibrant, though permanently changed, canal region of island skyscrapers and remarkable inhabitants.
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England, a young woman receives notice of a mysterious bequest. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or will it reveal some truth about her family? Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown.That changes with this gripping historical novel. Told through alternating narrators, this novel tells the story of four refugees attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
When a troubled young man asks him to investigate a crime he thinks he saw as a child, Cormoran Strike sets off on a twisting trail that leads from London's backstreets, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a country manor house. This is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in J.K. Rowling’s pseudonymous series which began with The Cuckoo’s Calling.
A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match of a hockey game is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
In this moving collection of essays infused with wisdom and humor, Union uses fearlessness to tell personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.
A psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. She believes she witnessed a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.
A sportswriter's indictment of how Trump's golf habits reflect his off-the-course ethics draws on personal experience and witness interviews to reveal how Trump lies, intimidates, and files lawsuits to get away with rampant cheating.
Returning to Caldwell to correct the mistake that expelled him from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the vampire Murhder falls in love with a medical researcher who makes a torturous discovery about her late ex's secret experiments.
Her home wrecked, U.S. Army intelligence officer Amy Cornwall gets a call presenting her toughest assignment yet: she must find and free an unnamed captive in 48 hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter will be killed.
An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
After discovering his drug-addicted daughter Paige, who he has not seen in six months, panhandling in Central Park, Simon follows her into a dark and dangerous world he never knew existed that puts his family and his life on the line.
A New York Times best-selling author and outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any time in history, the United States' political, social and economic situation is beginning to erode.
When singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Six, the two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.
Recounts the story behind Theranos, the medical equipment company that misled investors to believe they developed a revolutionary blood testing machine, detailing how its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, perpetuated the lie to bolster the value of the company by billions.
The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. This biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.
Presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Egan’s historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men
Laurie falls in love instantly with a man she sees one through bus window. She looks for him for years, only to meet him as the boyfriend of her best friend Sarah. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered in this literary romance.
Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.
Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love. But four years into their marriage Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time--until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife
A retelling of the Greek tale of the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
It's 1948, and the Atlanta Police Department has been forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.
The latest book in the series finds Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and the pugnacious but loyal detective sergeant Barbara Havers tackle one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.
British ex-pat Gemma Doyle, manager of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in Cape Cod, finds herself investigating a real-life mystery when she and her best friend, Jayne Wilson, stumble upon a dead body.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in this clever and captivating series debut.
When an insensitive newcomer to the Scottish village of Cnothan is found dead, flame-haired sergeant Hamish Macbeth confronts a bewildering array of suspects in this charming addition to the Macbeth series, great for fans old and new.
In 1893, inspired by their hero, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, two cowboys, Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, put their detecting skills to use to uncover the truth about the murder of a ranch hand on a Montana cattle ranch. Big Red is the Watson to his ‘deducifyin’ older brother in this clever, compelling twist on the Holmes tradition. Try the audio book – it’s great fun.
Two wary Massachusetts families—one no-nonsense attorneys, the other impractical intellectuals—meet before the wedding that is supposed to unite them and share a single day of complicated fiascoes, miracles and unexpected eccentricities.
After her mentor mysteriously dies, Kyra, an elite warrior Markswoman, finds herself on the run from the dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts and heads into the unforgiving desert where she befriends Rustan, a disillusioned Marksman of the Order of Khur.
Reunited as adults in the hipster mecca San Francisco as the planet falls apart around them, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
Starving herself to fend off adulthood in a radical post-apocalypse community where a few chosen men scavenge for detritus and women are little more than breeders, a teen leader investigates a shocking mystery that is contradictory to law before risking her life to organize a girl uprising.
The first book in the Jackson Brodie series finds Cambridge private investigator and former police detective Brodie caught up in three seemingly unrelated cases from the past. Intricately plotted, heartbreaking, full of suspense yet often very funny. You’ll want to read more of his cases.
In order to escape tragedy, Clare moves to Virginia Park, an idyllic garden square in the heart of London, with her two daughters. But during a festive neighborhood party, preteen Pip discovers her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
The story of a prominent New York family on the cusp of ruin in the face of a matriarch's wavering health; a bumbling son's scandalous opera; and a life of wealth and inheritance belonging to a bygone era.
Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents' new status will affect his life choices.
Humorous and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, this is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
The saga about the Hundred Years’ War that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. This sweeping first volume is set in 1314, taking place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction.
Discovering that he is descended from a line of magical spies, a 20-something slacker, reeling from his estranged father's suicide, is thrust into the middle of a centuries-old war involving a shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks who were responsible for his mother's death years earlier.
Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. With a trove of new sources, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady--achieving her ends through feminine wiles--and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. This is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. Look for the film titled Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
A outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
A manga series that is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a dump by a disgraced cyberdoctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. She does remember one thing, the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst which leads to her becoming a hunter-warrior. The story traces Alita's attempts to rediscover her past and the characters whose lives she impacts on her journey.
The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human and travels through 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness to find him. A beautifully told, charming tale that explores the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that ties us together. From the author of A Dog’s Purpose.
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
The contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. How do you remain sane in an insane world? First published in 1961, it introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday speech. Coming this spring as a mini-series produced and directed by George Clooney.
In this teen novel, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards in 1941 and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison. While she fights for her life in a work camp she finds solace in her art. A moving story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival that’s perfect for readers of The Book Thief. The movie title is Ashes in the Snow.
Returning to her hometown after a long absence to investigate the murders of two girls, reporter Camille Preaker is reunited with her neurotic mother and enigmatic half-sister as she works to uncover the truth about the killings.
A dystopian teen thriller follows Todd and Viola on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard. They set out across New World searching for answers about the colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from the Old World. Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows to figure out who he truly is. This is the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners mother, son and daughter struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime--and offer him the chance of a lifetime.
A young, sophisticated Chicago woman falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush paradise off the coast of South Carolina, and trades the bustle of city life for the vagaries of a small Southern community.
In the future, monsters walk the land, and Maggie Hoskie is a supernaturally gifted monster hunter. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their best hope. But what she uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
Through a time-travel mishap, Mirai is stuck in 1864 Japan. Help may be found when she befriends Hatsu, a humble tea mistress harboring a dangerous secret. Yet time is running short for the entire nation, because Mirai knows that the shogunate is about to fall. Learning the way of the sword might be her only path towards survival.
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber . Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie's trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God's Drums.
In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman’s bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome unsolved murders.
Leaving her hometown after her secret wish-granting powers backfire one time too many, Rachel searches for a new start and happiness in the home of an elderly spitfire, Catch, who possesses the ability to bind secrets by baking them into pies.
The discovery of the body of a teen who went missing in the woods 30 years earlier reopens a cold case for a local police officer, who makes contact with six people from his past to uncover what happened.
A collection of short fiction explores themes of history, family and diverse relationships, presenting in the title story the experiences of a Mediterranean purple swamp hen living in Quintus Pompeius' villa who narrowly escapes Vesuvius.
A fractured family from the Chicago suburbs reluctantly gathers in London to attend an eldest daughter's wedding to an upper-crust Englishman, an affair that exposes secrets, triggers riotous culture clashes and tests the bonds of both families.
When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother's instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about a grandmother like no other.
In a blend of fictional biography and a novel of manners mother-daughter tension sets the stage for the portrait of Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron. Eventually, with the help of a loving husband, a brilliant female mentor, and intellectual friends, Ada achieves her goals, though it took the world nearly a century to recognize her as the first computer programmer.
A mad-cap noir set on the streets of post-World War II San Francisco follows a smitten barkeep and unofficial fixer-for-hire as he investigates his paramour's disappearance amid a series of weird events involving an unidentified flying object and a mysterious plane crash.
Stella Lane, a successful but shy mathematician with Asperger’s, hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy the sexual side of relationships. But what happens when their no-nonsense partnership starts to make a strange kind of sense?
A portrait of the only queen in the history of the Ottoman Empire. How Roxelana, a Christian slave, was abducted and placed in the harem of Sultan Suleyman, who married her against all conventions before her talents as a diplomat and philanthropist rendered her an invaluable adviser to her husband.
Documents the adventures and legacy of 19th-century botanist and food explorer David Fairchild to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes and mangoes to seedless grapes and pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history.
Have you ever dropped a chip on the ground, picked it up after five seconds--then eaten it? A rollicking yet rigorous inquiry that follows the science of germs into the kitchen, restaurant, and everywhere else you eat and drink.
A best-selling author and time-travel enthusiast details the science, engineering, mathematics, art, music, philosophy, facts and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.
Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.
This book is for you if you feel unsure of yourself in social settings, if you'd like to get along more easily with others, or if you want to break through to a new level of cooperation with your boss and coworkers.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh presents a full-length collection of essays on fatherhood, including his viral 2016 GQ piece about his 13-year-old son's immersion in Paris Men's Fashion Week.
Humorous and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, this is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
Illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction and depression and his relationships.
An incisive portrait of the two twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
In 1958, Elisa and her family are forced to leave their beloved Cuba as Fidel Castro takes power. Now, after the death of her grandmother, Marisol travels to Havana to find out the roots of her family's identity and unearths revolutionary secrets. With a dual story line, both set a Cuba, readers are given a glimpse into the small island nation. - Sarah L.
This is an excellent guide to having healthy conversations with people who have different views than you, and maybe even changing their minds. Lee provides keys to understanding barriers to meaningful and civil communication, tips on how to empathize with opposing views, and how to change their minds. - Carrie
Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes noir thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon's Murtaugh and Riggs. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. It’s a hoot!
A thoroughly fun and whimsical alternate history of the Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for a few short days in the 1500’s. Told like a quirky fairytale, this book is great for fans of Ella Enchanted and The Princess Bride. The next installment of the Lady Jane series is due to come out in June of this year.
Meet one of the most pragmatic protagonists in history. Alexia Tarabotti has no soul, which means she can turn supernatural creatures mortal again, and has no time for the social etiquette of aristocratic Victorian London. Both of these traits get her into trouble when unexpected vampires enter the city, and the dreadful werewolf, Lord Maccon, is tasked to investigate in this steampunk comedy of manners. – Sarah L.
This coming-of-age story about a young Montana woman was nominated for a National Book Award when it was published in 1944. I was quite surprised the first time I read it as a junior high student, that a country teacher who wished to keep her job couldn’t be married; now as an adult, I am thankful that times have changed! I so enjoyed this soothing story from the prairie, even though the characters struggle. - Luann
If you enjoy graphic novels and exploring the Marvel Universe, this is a great place to start. The first volume of this teen series includes the Hulk and an introduction to the preteen super genius and prehistoric dino duo. - Marlu
A young middle-class man falls in love, goes to war, comes home, becomes a heroin addict, and starts robbing banks to pay for his fix. This is a work of fiction, but Walker wrote it while in prison after his life followed a similar path. This timely novel explores, in raw, often unsettling detail, the horrors of war and the horrors of drug addiction, and how the deep traumas of both can overlap in a modern America seemingly unprepared to deal with either.
Stars, rounds or squares? The small pack, the family size or mini? Spicy, cheesy or cilantro lime? And how many are in one serving and why can’t I stop at one? It’s overwhelming and not accidental. At times entertaining and definitely well researched, Moss guarantees you will never look at your food choices the same way.
After a car accident, five estranged friends become stuck in an alternate reality, reliving the same day again and again. The Keeper of the realm gives them an ultimatum: decide who lives or spend eternity waking up to the same day in the Neverworld. This teen book felt wholly original to me and had me wishing I could wake in the Neverworld, just so I could re-read this novel every day. - Gen
An unlikely friendship between two pregnant women from different sides of the social spectrum asks the question “how far would you go to create the perfect family?”. The secrets they hold are shocking and life changing. This was a dark, twisted, heart wrenching thriller that I couldn’t put down. It lifted me out of my book slump and I’ll be reading more of Mr. Robotham! - Bekki
Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning teen thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago. There was a party and someone died. Each of them played a part and none have told the truth, until now. They’ve been lured to an isolated mansion by someone bent on revenge. Five arrive but not all will leave – Will the truth set them free or will their lies destroy them all?
A book of lists, from Leonardo da Vinci's to-do list to F. Scott Fitzgerald's list of advice to his daughter to Ben Franklin's list of words for drunkenness. The book's presentation is beautiful, and the lists are both fascinating and enlightening.
Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story's life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. This book is about how her faith has helped her deal with her husband’s illness, and all the struggles since.
Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity to feel as if she’s your airplane seat companion. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages made by the author this is a delight in every way. Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame as well as her other creative interests.
Welcome back to Saint Mary’s Institute of Historical Research for the ninth outing in this heartbreaking and humorous series. Wonderfully written characters, fast-paced, full of sass – what more could you ask for in an alternate reality, time-travel adventure? A word of advice, read it on a day off because once you start, you won’t be able to put it down!
When a would-be heiress uncovers a murdered body rather than her hidden inheritance in a Highland peat bog, cold case detective DCI Pirie unravels a case where nothing is what it seems. It's an engrossing, twisty thriller and a tight police procedural with a strong female lead. While this is the fifth in the series, newcomers are brought up to speed. Fans of Tana French and Ian Rankin will be delighted.
As a huge fan of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I really enjoyed this book. There are tons of throwbacks to the show, including quips and dialogue. Just like the original, Slayer is about more than vampires. It’s a coming-of-age story of how a teenage girl finds her worth and strength as the newest Chosen slayer. I had fun with the unique characters and the comedic value they added. I especially like that the main character and her twin sister were named for the goddesses Athena and Artemis.
There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with: The 300+ pages of the historic report An introduction by constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz.The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history. The Mueller Report is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American.
Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains as a centuries-old mystery resurfaces and murder mars the lead-up to an annual beagle competition, in a thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.
When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.
Whether you're craving peach pecan sticky buns, peach jalapeno cornbread, white pizza with peach, pancetta, and chile, or peach lavender lemonade--or have always wanted to try your hand at making a classic peach pie--Stephen and Jessica have you covered.
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by Kate Atkinson.
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.
Kate Moore partners with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris, a race against time that is complicated by her husband's missing nemesis and a suspicious absence of orders from Langley.
From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes.
An insurance investigator finds herself on the run from a mysterious young hit man while examining the case of a young college student who has been rendered a locked-in syndrome patient by a suspicious accident.
The next heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York's oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost more than it pays.
Readers will be charmed by the unforgettable Mrs. Braithwaite and her plucky, ruthless optimism, and find in The Spies of Shilling Lane a novel with surprising twists and turns, quiet humor, and a poignant examination of mothers and daughters and the secrets we keep.
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Atonement presents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
Whether your event and budget are modest or you're going all-out, and whether the guest list is an intimate crew or it's a blowout bash, David's sixteen party themes-from cozy game nights at home to elegant New Year's fêtes-are built around doable, show-stopping menus that take the guesswork out of high-impact hosting.
Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters and an ending that will have readers cheering for joy, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final installment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project.